Audio

Monitoring challenges when using multiple digital USB mics simultaneously

Monitoring challenges when using multiple digital USB mics simultaneously

Digital USB microphones have improved in quality and multiplied in availability on the market. This can simplify systems and often reduce overall cost. Thanks to several ingenious software developers —including…

Review: RØDE NT1 studio microphone, shockmount and pop filter

Review: RØDE NT1 studio microphone, shockmount and pop filter

Here is my review of the black-colored, high-end RØDE NT1 analog electret condenser studio microphone, together with its matching shockmount and pop filter, not to be confused…

Roland: sound and vision solutions at CES 2018

Roland: sound and vision solutions at CES 2018

Musicians can now create split screen performance videos of original music with the interesting 4XCAMERA, from Roland. The company also presented the R-07, for anyone who needs to capture…

Review: Descript transcription-text-audio-caption/subtitle editor

Review: Descript transcription-text-audio-caption/subtitle editor

Although I have seen scattered pieces of the tools contained in Descript elsewhere (some of which I have reviewed before), Descript is the very first time I have seen an…

Review: Cleanfeed for remote HQ audio interview recordings: part 1

Review: Cleanfeed for remote HQ audio interview recordings: part 1

Cleanfeed is an online service that uses the Opus audio códec and the Chrome browser to allow for ISDN quality with one or multiple co-hosts and interviews. Cleanfeed…

How to pick a handheld digital mic for a smartphone/tablet

How to pick a handheld digital mic for a smartphone/tablet

Frequent readers know I review lots of microphones and audio interfaces, among many other things. One of the fastest-growing segment is audio/video production with a smartphone or tablet…

Review: Sennheiser HandMic Digital with “secret” hardware limiter

Review: Sennheiser HandMic Digital with “secret” hardware limiter

The HandMic Digital from Sennheiser is the only dynamic mic I’ve encountered that ships with a Lightning cable, since the others I have used and reviewed have been electret…

Directly attach iRig Pre HD to an ENG omni dynamic mic

Directly attach iRig Pre HD to an ENG omni dynamic mic

After my review of the Senal ENG-18RL omnidirectional dynamic microphone for ENG (electronic news gathering) in 2016, my friend Francisco Javier just had to have one. For informal, single…

Review: RØDE VXLR+ phantom power to plugin power converter

Review: RØDE VXLR+ phantom power to plugin power converter

Since the dawn of microphones, there have been two greatly different types of signals: balanced and unbalanced. Since the dawn of powered electret condenser microphones, there have been two very…

Build your dynamic microphone modularly: Pyle PDMIC78 with Shure accessories

Build your dynamic microphone modularly: Pyle PDMIC78 with Shure accessories

Some people call the Pyle PDMIC78 a knockoff of the Shure SM57. That description is true regarding the physical shape and dimensions, but not the sound. For vocal recording, many…